Bootstrap Farmer sprung out of a Farm-to-Table Food Truck Model, Veg2Bowl, in Eastern North Carolina. We grew vegetables and herbs in high tunnel greenhouses, which would go right into the mobile kitchen. Since it was a certified commercial kitchen, we could harvest, prepare, and serve meals to customers all on the same day with little to no waste.
For better or worse, while building the farm, we noticed tons of things on the farm that we wished were better or more efficient. After months of research, we had figured out the most efficient way to build a high tunnel greenhouse while strapped for money and not being able to waste a dime. Then while running the farm came the idea of making seed trays so durable that they could be used for a lifetime.
What we then knew is that we could provide more value to people in supplying equipment
and providing free resources
. From there, there was no turning back. The idea to create an ultra-durable seed tray and a better high-tunnel greenhouse kit was the germination of Bootstrap Farmer.